poetry marathon

Melissa-Marathon2
Me crossing the finish line in Honolulu, 2001

On Monday, I start running.

30 days, 30 poems.

Support my writing, and the continued health of a small press, by visiting the 30/30 project at Tupelo Press and making a donation.

Small presses like Tupelo play a crucial role in the poetry world, bringing new voices into print and making beautiful books. I’m celebrating the completion of my MFA this month by putting my money where my mouth is, so to speak.

This April, I’ll write 30 poems. I’ll also donate $60 (that’s just $2 a day!) to help Tupelo continue to make great books.

Here’s how you can join the race:

1. Every day in April, read a new poem from several poets across the country, including me.

2. Sponsor my “mileage” by making a donation, with all proceeds going to benefit Tupelo Press. Tupelo is a non-profit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible. Please specify your sponsorship so I can meet my fundraising goal of $500!

3. Tell me what you want to see me write about. Send me an email or contact me here with your request.

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